Professor Arvind Atreya has been selected as the SFPE 2017 Arthur B. Guise Medal recipient.
This award was established 1982, in memory of the achievements of Arthur B. Guise, who singularly developed dry chemicals for use as fire extinguishing agents. The medal is bestowed upon an individual for their eminent achievement in the advancement of the science and technology of fire protection engineering in areas of research, development, design, innovation, management, education or literature.
Professor Atreya’s research focuses on combustion, fire, and energy and the environment. He has worked on numerous combustion and environmental problems for industry and the United States Department of Energy, and several fire growth and suppression problems for NASA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Fire Research. He has worked on combustion problems for the large steel industry, the aluminum industry, and the cement industry. In the fire research area, he is well known for his work on ignition and fire growth over charring materials.